Under general supervision of the Executive Director, the World Languages Director is responsible for the staffing, planning, organizing, directing, and management of the World Language group, custom and corporate classes, as well as training, motivating and supervision of world language part-time instructors and department staff. Additionally, in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of World Language Programs has fiscal responsibility for the program including grant writing, budgeting, management and strategic planning. The Director is also active in professional networking and community engagement, statewide. Duties and Responsibilities:
Management and Administration: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the WL Director is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of programs to further the legislatively mandated mission of the TN Language Center; Collaborates with TLC Leadership to leverage fiscal and other resources to fulfill mission; Analyzes long-range impact of decision and plans Actively seeks out and initiates new business relationships and collaborative efforts with university, government and private sector partners; Coordinates and implements state-wide expansion efforts; Participates in leadership meetings and actively participates in state- and community-wide events to promote the activities of the program; serves as speaker and expert on language matters; Collaborates with marketing and communications to effectively promote program activities.
Program Administration: Oversees decision making on personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, vacation and training scheduling. Hires, supervises, trains and retains part time world language instructors according to TLC methodology. Assigns teachers to group, custom and corporate classes. Schedules terms and courses to eliminate barriers to participation for student and clients. Researches and recommends fiscally responsible tuition rates and service charges, in collaboration with the Executive and Fiscal Director. Develops curricula and select materials for group, custom, corporate classes for all languages and levels from children to corporate clients in collaboration with instructors; Stays current with best practices in language learning and acquisition through independent study, professional development and training. Improves administrative processes and delegates appropriate responsibilities for implementation of innovations.
Creates professional development sessions for TLC and external language instructors; Appraises program effectiveness, providing results-based data to support outcomes; Ensures the professional development of direct reports; Advises the State, businesses and individuals on language acquisition and proficiency matters, making recommendations to further the mission of TLC.
Teaches classes, assesses students, provides targeted feedback and advises learners on their learning process; makes recommendations for enhancement of learning process.
Internal Number: 187907
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